Do you still remember those abandonware-sites that don't exist anymore? Or previous layouts of today's sites? Well, I tried to collect some things here. It's not much right now, but if you got something to contribute feel free to offer it to me and I will have a look at it.
- Abandonware Ring (dec.98)
- Desert of Oldies (November 2004)
- Ring of Ages (oct.99)
(only the link to the member-list works)
- The Ultimate OldwareZ Linkpage (nov.99)
(all links to subpages work, but no downloads)
Parts of Elwoods Groovy Old Goodies (closed in sep.99)
- Microprose Abandonware Archive (March '99)
(fully functional apart from the downloads)
- The Good Old Days (April 2000)
A few comments: This is the earliest version of my (Mr Creosote's) download/review site which is still available. The design is pretty much how it looked right on the first day, just with the frameborder removed and one or two graphics replaced. Great design, huh? The news archive doesn't go back to the actual founding date (because I simply didn't archive news back then). As far as contents are concerned, most of the reviews you can see there are still being used on my site today, so I guess I wasn't completely on the wrong track. The alphabetical ordering of the games is just random luck by the way: I had made a list of games I wanted to have on the site prior to actually launching it, and I started by just following that (alphabetically ordered) list from top to bottom. Later, when I started adding games not on 'the list', the lack of any ordering became apparant. Some of the planned games from this list still aren't on the site more than three years later.... so much for planning ahead. Enjoy!
(fully functional apart from the downloads of course)